White House Calls Republicans A “Cult Worthy Of Jonestown”

December 18, 2013 1:15 pmViews: 2809

Cult of Barack Obama

It never ceases to amaze us that Barack Obama came to Washington on the predicate that he would change the tone and reach across the aisle to work together with those he disagrees with. However, the Divider in Chief has done everything in his power to ramp up the tone as he has traveled around the country pitting rich against poor, haves against have-nots, Republicans against women, small business owners against workers, union thugs against those that choose not to join unions and many, many more examples. Any way you look at it, Barack Obama has been the most divisive president in American history.

Now, White House Counselor John Podesta, also Chief of Staff under Bill Clinton, has come out and said that Republicans are, "a cult worthy of Jonestown." Really, an official member of the president's staff says this about Republicans, compares them to a place where a fanatical leader killed over 800 people in addition to a US Congressman, and actually thinks Republicans will then sit down with them and have any kind of meaningful and constructive dialogue.

The record of this president and members of his cabinet and staff poisoning the well before any real getting down to the nitty gritty, governing and trying to work things out with the opposition, is absolutely astounding. It is more than evident by this kind of behavior President Obama is no in the least interested in working with

Read more below from Politico:

When President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, Denis McDonough, approached John Podesta a few weeks ago about taking over the high-aggravation job of White House counselor, the biggest concern wasn’t that he would say no. After all, he had already done so twice before. Obama’s team was more worried that Podesta would say no and that word of his rejection would leak, making the White House look feckless and desperate at the end of Obama’s brutal fifth year in office. So, the circle of people in the know was kept to a small handful; it was so closely held that even the perpetually plugged-in “Davids”—Obama confidants Axelrod and Plouffe—weren’t consulted.

That Obama’s team couldn’t afford to suffer even the minor embarrassment of a possible Podesta rebuff is a measure of just how precarious things have gotten less than a year after the president’s triumphant second inauguration—and how much the White House could use the services of Podesta, the closest thing Washington has to a turnaround specialist for wayward Democratic commanders in chief. [...]

This is not just about providing added muscle to a beleaguered and undermanned West Wing staff. According to interviews in recent weeks with an array of Obama insiders and a dozen current and former senior aides, Podesta’s hire is explicitly meant to shake things up inside the White House. In effect, I was told, it represents the clearest sign to date of the administration’s interest in shifting the paradigm of Obama’s presidency through the forceful, unapologetic and occasionally provocative application of White House power. Podesta, whose official mandate includes enforcement of numerous executive orders on emissions and the environment, suggested as much when he spoke with me earlier this fall about Obama’s team. “They need to focus on executive action given that they are facing a second term against a cult worthy of Jonestown in charge of one of the houses of Congress,” he told me.

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